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Ted Hoagland

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"The Perfect Conspiracy"

THE PERFECT CONSPIRACY: Ted Hoagland inspired SOhO Sunday with his CD release party for the new The Hoagland Conspiracy album. The performance showcased his talents as both an acoustic troubadour and as a rocking band leader. He opened the show with an entertaining solo set that revealed a solid vocal resemblance to a young Bob Dylan. Following his solo set, Hoagland came out with his band and they jammed on songs from the new album. The band rocked through a mix of blues, funk, and country tunes as Hoagland's gifted storytelling and strong stage presence continued to shine.
-Will Engel - The Santa Barbara Independent


"Hoagland, another guitar/harp-playing singer/songwriter, was amazing, and while his grooves had the crowd tapping its toes, his lyrics had everyone talking."
-Shannon Kelley Gould - The Santa Barbara Independent

"The Hoagland Conspiracy"

With influences as diverse as Bob Dylan, Radiohead, and the Beatles, The Hoagland Conspiracy employs harmonica, guitars, and steady drumming to create infectious music that compels you sway back and forth, eyes closed with a smile on your face. With a hint of a southern drawl, the lead singer’s pleasing, relaxed vocals make for easy-listening tunes along the lines of Phish. - Santa Barbara Independent

"Variety and Bliss"

From the haunting, innocence-lost hope-ballad Break a Fall, to the alt-fun-country of Indian Summer, The Hoagland Conspiracy runs the gamut. The musicians showcase a glimmer of what I'm sure are some face-twisting jams when they are performed live, and the lyrics either ring with truth, bring a smile to the face, or both. This is a solid album, and I look forward to hearing more. - CD Baby


"Flush" Single 2007 - Appears on Oniric Records compilation called Solutions for Dreamers, Vol. 2.
The Hoagland Conspiracy LP 2005 - Songs from the LP have yielded over 2000 (legitimate) plays on MySpace.com/TheHoaglandConspiracy. "Indian Summer" and "Turn It On" received local radio play in Santa Barbara and Hawaii.
Left Field LP 2001 - "Go Easy On Me" and "Calvary Hill" received local radio play.



Ted Hoagland grew up in a small town in southern Indiana, took up guitar at age 8, and has grown into the rare songwriter who can fuse compelling melodies with great lyrics and make it all seem easy. At home in a range of styles, he employs a broad musical palette to create colorful landscapes for his tales. Ranging from sweet to dirty, the guitar-based music is powered by distinctive hooks, backing a mercurial baritone voice. Lyrically, the songs combine natural storytelling and a wry sense of humor. He cites the influences of Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Mississippi John Hurt, Randy Newman, Louis Armstrong, Tom Waits, Paul Simon, and Radiohead.

Ted Hoagland moved to Santa Barbara in the late 90s and began writing and performing solo. He released a well-received debut CD, Left Field, in 2001.

In 2003, Ted formed a band called The Hoagland Conspiracy to amplify his sound. Spanning a range of styles from to 70s funky rock to country to old-time inspired blues, each musical flavor supports the story and character of a given song. Pandemonium at their recent performance at the Earth Day Festival in Isla Vista was resounding proof of their appeal as a live act.

The Hoagland Conspiracy's self-titled debut CD presents a string of intriguing characters animated by Hoagland's voice. The arrangements and the production range from simple to lush, giving the listener multiple vantage points from which to experience the band.

Ted Hoagland performs regularly both on his own and with The Hoagland Conspiracy.